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Four Ways To Create A Positive Team Culture

J. Clint Anderson Ph.D., founder and president of J. Clint Anderson Company shares four steps to help a leader create a positive team culture in their organization.

Nine Power Questions To Help You Stand Up To Discount Pressure

Andrew Sobel explains how to respond when a customer hits you with the dreaded “D” word: “We like your proposal, but we need a discount!”

How To Build A Better Mousetrap With Social Media

Marsha Friedman, author of "Celebritize Yourself", says that anyone can integrate publicity and social media into their business.

By All Accounts: Eleven Essential Bookkeeping Accounts For Any Small Business Owner

Detailed bookkeeping is essential to the success of every small business, and even more essential for small business owners is understanding what your books tell you about your business. Author of Bookkeeping Kit For Dummies® Lita Epstein provides an overview of what accounts are necessary for your business.

4 Time Saving Tips For Internet Marketing Entrepreneurs

Internet marketers want to reach the last state as quickly as possible so that they can start earning money. Before they can improve their time management skills they must first understand every step of the process, says Sam Mauzy.

Stop Wasting Time In Meetings!

Author of "Wheel$pin: The Agile Executive's Manifesto" Mike Richardson offers various tips for meetings that get things done.

Do Businesses Know What Their Customers Want? Research Shows 90% Do Not.

What customers value most changes constantly, and the businesses who become relevant by addressing what customers really value at any given time will be the first ones out of the recession, says Jaynie L. Smith, CEO of marketing consultancy firm Smart Advantage, Inc. and author of the book "Relevant Selling".

Breaking Into Mobile Commerce

Jessica Sanders of Chonies tells small business owners that whether they sell high fashion products or gourmet food, mobile commerce should be on their checklist of goals for 2012

Clear Writing: It’s All About The Reader.

Authors of "Listen. Write. Present.: The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology" Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James says there is economic value in honing a basic skill like writing.

Twelve Things Experienced Employees Know That Make Life So Much Better

Being a great employee isn’t just about doing the work. It’s about doing the work and navigating the minefield of leader, coworker, and customer needs.

The Seven Considerations For Securing Repeat Customers

Richard Shapiro, founder and president of The Center For Client Retention and author of “The Welcomer Edge: Unlocking the Secrets to Repeat Business", explains how businesses can improve their customer service - and boost their profits - by implementing "The Seven Considerations For Securing Repeat Customers".

What Makes an Exceptional Leader? A Comparison of Historic Antarctic Expedition Commanders.

The polar adventures of Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen provide fundamental leadership lessons for any leader. Dennis N.T. Perkins, author of "Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition" explains some of these.

How Does Your Brand Look To The Public?

Joe Thomas, founder and owner of Left Brain Digital, offers five steps to keep your brand from looking like a homeless street vendor with a card table full of old newspapers.

Five Ways To Know When You’re Done With What You’re Doing

If you often feel like you’ve barely skimmed the surface of what you should have accomplished on a given work day, Jason Womack has a secret for you - when you learn to “know when you’re done” with projects, tasks, and everything the work day throws at you, you’ll free up a lot more time to focus on those things that truly matter.

50 Blogs That Will Make You A Better Manager

While you may be a great manager now, these 50 blogs offer a look into great ideas for growing and improving in your role as a manager, creating a better workplace and getting more results from the people you manage.

The Importance Of Measurement In Marketing

President of Marketing AdvantEdge, Katleen Richardson, believes marketers need to assess their marketing goals and see if their measurement tools, ahem, measure up.

5 Tips To Help Your Team Be More Creative

In today's challenging economic times, creative thinking is more valuable than ever. Here are five tips from co-author of "Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life" Mark Miller to help your team be more creative.

How Seven Simple Words Can Save A Business Conversation Gone Wrong

When that meeting or conversation gets off to a rocky start — whether tense words are exchanged or you just don’t seem to be connecting — it’s time to push the reset button. Andrew Sobel, author of Power Questions, reveals the phrase that can turn it all around.

10 Things You Need to Know (Now!) About Successful Networking

Many people spend a lot of time and energy trying to make effective business connections, only to find that their networking is not working. Vickie Milazzo shares her insight on how to build meaningful relationships with the right people.

Are You Committing the Seven Deadly Sins of Business Transformation?

Clue #1 that the answer is yes: workplace full of people who struggle to get through the day. “Cause evangelist” Mohan Nair says that in order to survive in a world where markets are transforming rapidly, your company itself must transform. That means avoiding some common (and often deadly) sins.

How Websites Are Changing And Why This Is Good News For Small Businesses

Fluid Web Works founder Jessica Shailes argues that having a blog, with original, insightful content, can make all the difference for a small business owner.

Nine Ways Power Questions Help Us Build Better Business Relationships

Personal connection, likeability, and trustworthiness are back. They are the new litmus test for doing business. Author and consultant Andrew Sobel says we create these qualities not by knowing the right answers, but by knowing the right questions.

10 Economic Concepts Everyone Needs To Understand

Whether you work as an economist or you try your best to ignore the bad financial news and your bank account, economics is at work in your life. Knowing these concepts will benefit you whether you're 18 or 80 and will help you be a better, more informed consumer and employee.

Does “Maximize Shareholder Value” Really Make Sense?

For decades, maximizing shareholder value has been the core focus for many companies. Dan Adams, president of AIM, says we might have that all wrong. He explains why we should consider moving our focus to understanding and meeting our customers’ needs.

How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style

How do you rate yourself as a leader, asks Ken Blanchard, co-author of "Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life".

[White Paper] 7 Simple Smartphone Privacy Tips

Losing a phone can be disastrous. It's a lot worse if a phone meant for business use is the subject of identity theft. Here are 7 simple smartphone protection tips by identity theft expert John Sileo.

Where’s the Loyalty?*$!

President of OneLife Leadership Jeremy Kingsley recommends how you can get the most out of your team even in the most trying times.

“What the Heck Is Wrong With My Leadership?”

Former executive vice president of Tieto and co-author of "No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age" Pekka A. Viljakainen shares his personal leadership nightmare and how he overcame it.

Social Media – A Marketing Tool To Be Taken Seriously

Social Media expert Marsha Friedman shares tips to gauge whether your business is taking the wrong approach with social media.

What Leaders Can Learn From Tim Tebow

Some of you are Tim Tebow fans and some of you are not - got it. Here are a few things Mark Miller, co-author of "Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life", observed watching Tebow this season that may help you on your leadership journey.